On this day in 1868 an unsung astronomer, who helped to discover our place in the universe, was born
Read on to learn more about the peculiar life of the last great naked eye astronomer
Being our next-door neighbour, can we grab stunning views of the surface of Venus?
Get ready for the first meteor shower of 2018!
Pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago
Be fully equipped for your tours of the night sky this winter, courtesy of Hama UK and Meade Instruments
The lightest solid element in existence, plays an important role in our lives, both at the biological and the technological level
The star’s nebula is visible in amateur telescopes and is located 6,500 light years away in the constellation Taurus
The discovery marks the first important step for observational studies of extragalactic hot molecular cores and challenges the hidden chemical diversity of our universe
Scientists have explored the distant corner of the universe first revealed in the iconic images of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field
The icy object had been close to the Sun since its discovery on 11 September, making it extremely difficult to observe
Take a fuss-free tour of the planets and lunar surface this month, courtesy of Meade Instruments and Hama UK Ltd
An unprecedented view from the Gemini South telescope in Chile probes a swarm of young and forming stellar objects
With a temperature of 250,000 degrees Celsius, this dying star at the outskirts of our galaxy has even entered its cooling phase
A dim, cool dwarf star is generating a surprisingly powerful magnetic field, one that rivals the most intense magnetic regions of our own Sun
A tidal disruption event in a galaxy that lies about 290 million light years from Earth has been spotted
Despite its familiarity, our closest spiral galaxy still manages to amaze us
We’re made of star stuff, so how many Earth-like planets can one stellar explosion make?
We find out how the ice giant’s moons got their names
You might not be aware, but planets can gradually change direction in the sky. We find out why